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Here is an excerpt from my Latest article in the Western Standard

The power is out! Now what do we do?

I jest; I knew what to do. I could read a book, chat to my husband, take the dog for walk, go sit in the sun, bask in the fact that I am not connected to anything electronic or just spend time with my thoughts.


It is only 23°C outside, in the shade it’s cooler but it’s a reminder as I sit and wondered what if it were -23°? How do we stay warm? Our back up in Montana is a wood burning fireplace but if it were a sealed natural gas fireplace there is no way of turning it on because the igniter wouldn’t light.


Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.